By Lígia Carvalho Abreu  (2017)


Illustration PALINDROME Collection

 

Storytailors wed art to handicrafts and technology to create geometric cuts or genderless shapes. Elements of previous collection are not lost but transformed. This renaissance of modernity is based on a zero waste policy. 
According to the Zero Waste International Alliance “zero waste is a goal that is both pragmatic and visionary, to guide people to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to reduce the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water, or air that may be threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.”  
This policy, as a principle of a creative process, maximizes recycling and minimizes waste and energy. It also has advantages to fashion designers: less costs with materials and new creative challenges to transform the clothes from other seasons. However, the maximum reward is to be part of a cultural change that does not believe in a world with infinite resources and reflects a concern about the integrity of our planet.  

For more information about Storytailors: http://www.storytailors.pt/ficheiros/home/?lang=en

Palindrome Collection Photos: http://viewfashionbook.com/gallery/21786